JCT Povey Lecture 2022: “Building Safety Act: practical steps to compliance in construction”

JCT Povey Lecture 2022 “Building Safety Act: practical steps to compliance in construction” Presentation by Gary Neal, head of fire, Skanska UK Panel discussion hosted by Karen Kirkham, JCT chair, featuring Gary Neal and Amanda Long, chief executive, Building a Safer Future Extra information: Download presentation slides Find out more about Skanska UK: https://www.skanska.co.uk/ Find out more about Building a Safer Future (BSF): https://www.buildingasaferfuture.org.uk/ BSF Champions – Benchmarking and Verification for Change Download PDF  Find out more about the BSF Champions process: https://www.buildingasaferfuture.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-bsf-champion/ Find out…

JCT Povey Lecture to discuss Building Safety Act and practical guidance for professionals

Gary Neal, head of fire, Skanska UK, will give the JCT Povey Lecture webinar 2022, with a presentation entitled, “Building Safety Act – Practical Steps for Compliance in Construction” on Thursday, 10th November 2022. The Building Safety Act and its impact on both projects and construction contracts will be under consideration, with Gary Neal providing practical guidance on the impact of the legislation on construction projects and the best approach required for practitioners to achieve compliance. The presentation will be essential viewing for construction professionals…

RIBA report shows JCT is dominant contract provider and “industry standard”

The RIBA Construction Contracts and Law Report 2022 has been published, with the results showing that JCT continues to be the most widely used standard form contract provider in the UK construction industry. 59% of respondents indicated that JCT contracts were the forms that their organisation used most often, whilst 71% said that they had used a JCT contract over the last 12 months. When asked to give reasons for their choice of contract, respondents said of JCT: “industry standard and tested in the courts”,…

JCT’s Parliamentary Reception Highlights The Need To Support Construction’s Future Leaders

JCT used its Construction Industry Parliamentary Reception, hosted at the House of Commons, to highlight the importance to the future of the construction industry of supporting young professionals and providing education and training opportunities. The event, held on 17th June, and JCT’s first Parliamentary Reception since the Covid-19 pandemic, was an occasion to bring back together professionals across the industry who contribute to JCT’s success and welcome members of JCT’s Young Professionals Group (YPG). The YPG is a networking group aimed at those primarily in…

JCT releases new Minor Works and Sub-Contract Video Module Training Courses

JCT has announced the release of two new courses from the JCT Training Video Modules Series, ‘Introduction to JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2016’ and ‘Introduction to JCT Sub-Contracts 2016’. The Minor Works course provides a series of modules covering all aspects of the JCT Minor Works Building Contract, including when to use MW 2016, the structure of the document, employer and contractor’s key obligations, payment, variations, delays and extension of time, and more. The Minor Works modules assist users who wish to brush up…

JCT will look to Industry’s Future at Parliamentary Reception

JCT will be hosting its first Construction Industry Parliamentary Reception since the Covid-19 pandemic, focusing on the future of the construction industry and support for young professionals. The event, taking place on Friday, 17 June 2022, is an exclusive occasion for JCT’s members and guests, celebrating the achievements of JCT and the wider industry, raising awareness of important issues or new developments, and an opportunity to thank those professionals involved in making JCT a success. This year’s event will highlight the future of the built…

JCT Updates Project Bank Account Documentation for 2022

JCT has announced the release of Project Bank Account Documentation 2022 (PBA 2022). The Project Bank Account documentation is designed to help parties to a JCT contract who wish to set up a Project Bank Account as part of their fair payment practices. PBA 2022 comprises three parts: JCT Project Bank Account Agreement (PBA). This includes the JCT form of Joining Agreement (PBA/JA). Enabling Provisions for insertion into the Building Contract and Sub-Contracts requiring the relevant parties to enter into the PBA. Guidance Notes. The…

JCT adds Video Training Modules to its JCT Training initiative

JCT Training Video Modules is a new package launched by JCT as part of its JCT Training initiative. The video modules provide a short, introductory segments on some of the key elements of JCT contracts. They are convenient and useful for those wishing to refresh their knowledge of a particular aspect of a contract or familiarise themselves with a JCT contract for the first time. Available via the JCT Online Store, the videos can be purchased either individually, where a quick-reference guide on a particular…

“Whilst cost will never die, value will become king” – Keith Waller gives the JCT Povey Lecture 2021

Value, as a driver to achieving transformation in the construction industry, and in particular considering value beyond the capital phase of construction and infrastructure projects, was the message from Keith Waller, programme director of the Construction Innovation Hub (CIH), in delivering the JCT Povey Lecture on Thursday, 25 November 2021. Value is one of the core themes of the CIH’s transformation programme, whose mission is to ‘create better outcomes for current and future generations by driving the adoption of manufacturing and digital approaches that improve…

JCT Povey Lecture 2021: “How can value based decisions drive construction’s transformation?”

  JCT Povey Lecture 2021 “How can value based decisions drive construction’s transformation?” Keith Waller, programme director, Construction Innovation Hub About the Povey Lecture The JCT Povey Lecture is an annual event at which an eminent person is invited to give their thoughts on significant matters that are relevant to the construction and property industry. The purpose of the lecture is to stimulate thought and encourage ways of continuing to improve the quality and value of construction output. The event was inaugurated in 2003 to…